The Last Leaf Before Winter: A Poem by Vasudha Pansare

One by one every leaf will fall,
Even the last leaf will fall,
Before the chilling winds,
Freeze every village, town and city.

The days of our life,
Are like autumn leaves,
One by one the golden days will disappear,
And leave us alone and cold in winter.

We too wait patiently,
For the last leaf to fall,
And then we get ready for
The final lonely journey.

Like autumn leaves we too
Will become one with nature,
We too will sleep the long sleep,
And get up as blooming flowers after winter.

This cycle of nature will continue forever,
Till this planet whirls around the sun,
One season will follow another season,
And we too will come and go forever.